Folktales From Northern India

Folktales From Northern India

by Sadhana Naithani
     
 

The first single volume collection of classic Hindi folktales by translators William Crooke and Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube.

• Includes the original versions of over 350 Indian folktales collected in colonial India during the 1890s

• Introduction by Sadhana Naithani provides an overview of William Crooke's methodology and translation practices

Overview

The first single volume collection of classic Hindi folktales by translators William Crooke and Pandit Ram Gharib Chaube.

• Includes the original versions of over 350 Indian folktales collected in colonial India during the 1890s

• Introduction by Sadhana Naithani provides an overview of William Crooke's methodology and translation practices

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Carefully interpreted, this material should be of great value in collections supporting the study of both comparative folklore/literature and Indian culture . . . Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/professionals; general readers." - Choice

"The magnitude and variety of the Crooke-Chaube collection is remarkable, and the tales are a pleasure to read. . . . A very significant contribution to the history of folklorists. To the readership they offer enlightenment as well as entertainment." - Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

"Folktales from Northern India is a treasure trove indeed. . . . We are indebted to ABC-CLIO for bringing back into print many important collections of tales from what they call the 'golden age' of folklore. . . . Naithani provides an excellent, comprehensive, and illuminating introduction to this collection, situating it in the context of its times." - Asian Folklore Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576076989
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/08/2008
Series:
Classic Folk and Fairy Tales Series
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

Sadhana Naithani is assistant professor of literature and folklore at the Center of German Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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